A very compelling and thought-provoking story. It was a great book that I read in one sitting. Couldn’t tear myself away from Ames’ story. A 15-yr old girl who had everything, the big house, attended a private school and what seemed to be the perfect family life…. until the “buzz” started around town and her father was “let-go” from his corporate job. Ames’ life then turned upside down and she learned who her family really was. While their family tries to rebuild, Ames meets Marc, a handy guy to have around the house and the only person that seems to be looking out for her. But when Ames’ situation comes to a head, who will she believe and who has she become?
A wonderful and frightening story all in one. The author grabbed me at the start and as I’d mentioned earlier just wouldn’t let me go. I usually don’t pay too much attention to chapter titles and the length of them – but for some reason they really grabbed my attention in this book – I can’t put my finger on it – but there was something about the titles that reinforced my thoughts and feelings as I read the book.
This would be a great book for folks to read to understand how one can fall from a comfortable life into one that just isn’t right – the dangers and pitfalls. I would definitely recommend this book and to an older age group – 14 yrs and up.
“But memories don’t always reveal the whole picture. And some memories lie.”
“…that my heart would still. That it would stop drumming for a moment. Instead it hammered, pounded, and thrummed. It sang mad music in dorian mode. Slightly atonal. I closed my eyes and listened to my heart’s new, strange melody.”
Note: Since this is an ARC I will not publish page numbers until these can be confirmed in the published novel.
Giles, Gail. (2010). Dark Song. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company. Advanced Reader’s Copy provided by the Travelling ARC tour blog.
Author website: http://gailgiles.com/Welcome.html